Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10865–10877, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-10865-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10865–10877, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-10865-2016

Research article 01 Sep 2016

Research article | 01 Sep 2016

Representing the effects of stratosphere–troposphere exchange on 3-D O3 distributions in chemistry transport models using a potential vorticity-based parameterization

Jia Xing et al.

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Downward transport of ozone from the stratosphere has large impacts on surface concentration and needs to be properly represented in regional models. This study developed a seasonally and spatially varying PV-based function from an investigation of the relationship between PV and O3. The implementation of the new function significantly improves the model's performance in O3 simulation, which enables a more accurate simulation of the vertical distribution of O3 across the Northern Hemisphere.
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